, is this a bug ?

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Sat Nov 7 22:13:46 CET 2009

lkcl wrote:
> On Nov 7, 2:20 am, "Gabriel Genellina" <gagsl-... at> wrote:
>> Yes, seems to be a bug. But given the current status of imputil, it's not
>> likely to be fixed; certainly not in 2.5 which only gets security fixes
>> now.
>  well, that bug's not the only one.  the other one that i found, which
> i have been specifically ordered not to report

Imputil has been deprecated and has in 3.1 and will-be in 2.7 replaced 
by importlib, written in Python. So reporting more bugs in imputil is 
rather useless noise. So either use your patched version or try shifting 
to the 2.7 importlib and see if it runs well enough on earlier versions.

 >(that or _any_ python bugs, of which there have been several 
discovered in the past eight
> months), will have to wait until the python developers rescind that
> order.

Without seeing documentary proof, I am dubious that you have been 
ordered to not properly report bugs in supported, not deprecated, 
modules. If really so, post reports here and interested parties can try 
to verify and possibly report them themselves. I, for instance, would be 
interested in 3.1 bugs that do not require outside resources to verify.

Terry Jan Reedy

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